Author

Dashka Slater

Biography

Dashka Slater’s four picture books have won widespread praise for their inventive language and vivid imagery. Baby Shoes was named one of the best children’s books of 2006 by both Booklist and Nick Jr. magazines and was chosen for the Texas 2x2 list of best books for children age two to grade two. The Sea Serpent and Me was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a finalist for the Cybil and Chickadee Awards, as well as being named to the 2008 Librarians’ Choices List of the best books for children and young adults. Dangerously Ever After was named the 2013–14 Surrey Picture Book of the Year based on the votes of over 12,700 elementary school students. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She is also the author of a novel for adults, The Wishing Box, which the Los Angeles Times named to its list of the year’s best fiction in 2000.

Book of Fatal Errors
A Book for Escargot
Baby Shoes (padded board book)
The Antlered Ship
Escargot
Dangerously Ever After
Book of Fatal Errors
A Book for Escargot
Baby Shoes (padded board book)
The Antlered Ship

Books by Dashka Slater

    Escargot
    Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson
    A Book for Escargot
    Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson
    The Antlered Ship
    Eric Fan, Dashka Slater, Terry Fan
    Dangerously Ever After
    Dashka Slater, Valeria Docampo
    Baby Shoes (padded board book)
    Dashka Slater, Hiroe Nakata
    Book of Fatal Errors
    Dashka Slater

Book Stats

6
Authored
0
Illustrated
5
Collaborators

All Dashka Slater Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2020Book of Fatal Errors336
2020A Book for EscargotSydney Hanson40
2019Baby Shoes (padded board book)Hiroe Nakata26
2017The Antlered ShipEric FanTerry Fan48
2017EscargotSydney Hanson40
2012Dangerously Ever AfterValeria Docampo40

Collaborators

Sydney Hanson
Eric Fan
Terry Fan
Valeria Docampo
Hiroe Nakata

Book Dedications by Dashka Slater

  • For the Rovers: Brian, Lissa, and Marcus
    Escargot
  • For Erin Murphy and Joy Peskin
    A Book for Escargot
  • For my fellow voyagers, Wendy, Scott, and Stephanie. With deep gratitude to Andrea, Lauren, Eric, and Terry.
    The Antlered Ship